Screening of "Sorry to Bother You" and panel discussion at UHM
Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

Screening of "Sorry to Bother You" and panel discussion at UHM

  • Campus Center Ballroom, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (map)
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The UHM Campus Center Activities Board and the Black Students Association at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa close Black History Month with a public screening of Sorry to Bother You (2018), followed by a Q &A and panel discussion about labor, language, and identity.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Sorry to Bother You (2018) In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

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HoMA AfAm Film Fest: If Beale Street Could Talk
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

HoMA AfAm Film Fest: If Beale Street Could Talk

  • Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art (map)
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Part of the Honolulu African-American Film Festival 2019

Directed by Barry Jenkins. USA. 2019. 117 mins.
For the closing night of the Honolulu African-American Film Festival 2019, celebrate the Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins’ cinematic portrayal of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk.

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HoMA AfAm Film Fest: Vaya
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

HoMA AfAm Film Fest: Vaya

  • Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art (map)
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Part of the Honolulu African-American Film Festival 2019

Directed by Akin Omotoso. South Africa. 2016. 115 mins. Zulu with English subtitles.
Handpicked by Ava DuVernay and a Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Berlinale official selection, VAYA pays homage to the Tsotsitaal namesake meaning “to go." VAYA chronicles the innocence lost by three young South Africans who journey away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg.

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Black History Month Film Screening: Blackbird
Feb
20
3:30 PM15:30

Black History Month Film Screening: Blackbird

  • Queen Lili‘uokalani Center, 412, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (map)
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Blackbird tells the story of Solomon Islander siblings, Rosa & Kiko, who were kidnapped from their island home to work on a sugar cane plantation in Queensland, Australia in the late 1800s. Rosa struggles to keep an eye on her young spirited brother who comes into conflict with their Overseer. And as Kiko journeys into adulthood, amidst oppression and severe loss of culture and identity, he must find his will to survive.

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HoMA AfAm Film Fest: Mr. SOUL!
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

HoMA AfAm Film Fest: Mr. SOUL!

  • Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art (map)
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Part of the Honolulu African-American Film Festival 2019

Directed by Samuel D. Pollard and Melissa Haizlip. USA. 2018. 115 mins.
Right on the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, one fearless black pioneer re-conceived a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, ushering giants and rising stars of black American culture onto the national television stage. He was hip, smart, innovative, political and gay. In his personal fight for social equality, this man ensured the Revolution would be televised.

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HoMA AfAm Film Fest: 21 and Done
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

HoMA AfAm Film Fest: 21 and Done

Part of Honolulu African-American Film Festival 2019.

Directed by Kiara C. Jones. USA. 2018. 60 min.
Kiara C. Jones, director of the narrative romance Christmas Wedding Baby, returns to the Honolulu African-American Film Festival to present a powerful and eye-opening look at the challenges youth face in the foster care system. Join us for a post-screening conversation with filmmaker Kiara C. Jones and local professionals working with youth in the foster care system

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HoMA AfAm Film Fest Opening Night— Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

HoMA AfAm Film Fest Opening Night— Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Part of Honolulu African-American Film Festival 2019.

Directed by Stanley Nelson. USA. 2019. 112 mins. 
Hot off its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the Honolulu African-American Film Festival is proud to present Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool for the opening night film in celebration of a visionary, innovator and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word “cool.” Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool is a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

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Black Futures Month: Shabazz Palaces at Doris Duke Theatre
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Black Futures Month: Shabazz Palaces at Doris Duke Theatre

  • Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art (map)
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Traverse space and time during an intimate performance by the incomparable Seattle-based hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces, composed of Ishmael Butler a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz rap group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire, son of mbira master Dumisani Maraire.

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